Extreme Sailing is coming to San Diego for the first time this October (October 19-22, 2017)! On Friday, October 20th, The SEAL Family Foundation presents Military Appreciation Day. Come join us and let us celebrate you! In addition to what is programmed, any Military personnel with a valid ID are offered FREE Admission into the VIP Foiling tent (a $40 value). The VIP Foiling Club gives you access to a private tent on the water where you can see all of the action up close or watch a live streaming from one of the many TVs. We hope to see you there!
Local Fairfax, VA attorney Karin Riley Porter is sponsoring the Washington D.C. OperationTurbo5K race and is encouraging members of the community to participate. Proceeds from the race will help to deliver care packages, or “little boxes of home” as they call it, to our deployed U.S. military troops. This is a perfect opportunity for community members to come together and run for a deserving cause on August 13, 2017 in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Make sure to stop by our booth for a chance to grab well-earned swag bags after enduring a long run! For more information on the race and to register, visit our website here.
The International Union of Operational Engineers 150 President James M. Sweeney, his staff and community hosted the James M. Sweeney Golf Classic in support of our foundation. As you can see, they don’t mess around in Chicago. THANK YOU Mr. Sweeney! We’ll put these valuable resources to work taking care of the U.S. Navy SEAL’s families. We were honored and humbled by the overwhelming amount of support.
Long deployment separations, difficult post-deployment adjustments, frequent moves and major life changes can make navigating military life difficult. While most families are able to manage the unique demands of military life, some families seem to handle the challenges with more ease.
As parents, we do all we can to prevent our children from feeling stress, but we cannot control everything, especially when living the military life. Stress is not all bad. In fact, it can give your children and family a chance to develop something we call resilience, or the ability to recover in the face of stress. Resilient families are flexible, connected and great at using their resources to solve problems.
If your children or your family are struggling, you’re not alone. There is a lot you can do to build your family’s resilience. The American Psychological Association, in its publication, “The Road to Resilience,” recommends 10 ways to become more resilient when dealing with stress or adversity:
Make connections. Accepting help and support from those who care about you will help strengthen your resilience. Likewise, assisting others in their time of need can have a positive impact on you and your family. Connect with others through support groups or other organizations, either on your installation or in the local community. [FULL REPORT]
Drew Vachal10 Tips for Building Your Family’s Resilience
Commander Rorke T. Denver knows something about leadership.
In a keynote address at the 2015 Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore, the former All-American defenseman at Syracuse and 13-year Navy SEAL said the best leadership lesson learned in military training was simple: “Calm is contagious.” [FULL REPORT]
Drew VachalA former Navy SEAL shares the No. 1 leadership lesson he learned in military training